March 8, 2017

From Robin Crozier’s MEMO random project here is a poignant slice of life, dated March 1, 1991, from Shelia Hooligan, who describes her day on February 3, 1991: “A day of small animals, of cold fingers, of a thin winter sun and thinking about the novel I’ve just finished and whether it’s any good.” What a feeling of immediate connection to receive this in the mail. It has some similarities to a Facebook experience, if a Facebook post came handwritten in cursive on actual paper with a snapshot of a pygmy goat jumping through the hen house roof taped to it.

I couldn’t find a specific link to Sheila’s work, other than a listing of might be her name as an author in Index to Female Writers in science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopia: 18th Century to the Present

December 16, 2015

From my correspondence with Robin Crozier, a MEMO(Random)/MEMO (RY) from Jonathan Stangroom dated December 14, 1991. As a participant in this project of Robin’s – I received a series of folded sheets of 8.5 x 11” paper in business-sized envelopes in the mail (the kind delivered by an actual mail carrier). Each sheet listed as its subject/instruction: “what do you remember about ____?”( a specific date- usually at least a year in the past). After completing my sheet and mailing it back to Robin, I would receive another correspondent’s completed MEMO(ry). Still a delightful poignant glimpse into another person’s world. I enjoy the contrast between the improvised direct feeling of Jonathan’s message and imagining the careful time consum...

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